Fright flight by jumbos briefly stops perahera


Five frightened elephants briefly interrupted the Kandy Esala Perehera last night, when they ran back to the Dalada Maligawa premises.

Jakila the jumbo from Deraniyagala had taken to its heels apparently distracted by the sound of bamboo sticks used in a dance item. On seeing Jakila turning back four other elephants including the baby elephants of the Dalada Maligawa had followed suit with some dancers and people in the stands also panicking.

However, the situation was soon brought under control with veterinarians also arriving at the scene.

Share This Post

comments powered by Disqus

Advertising Rates

Please contact the advertising office on 011 - 2479521 for the advertising rates.